Paula Collins has been recruited as associate creative director at Husk Jennings in Jacksonville.
The Boner Group in West Palm Beach has promoted Michelle Pellitteri and Jason Schweitzer to vice presidents of creative services and Kim Donovan to client services director.
In Fort Lauderdale, Bitner.com has hired Lourdes Almaraz as account executive and advanced Tathiana Leal to manager of the Brazil Group.
Miami’s Marc USA Advertising has hired Jessica Stubbs as art director and Angelica Cadena as junior copywriter.
BVP in Tampa has promoted Lou Caputo to vice president of production.
At Fitzgerald + Co., Betsy Wilson has become vice president and associate media director. Julie Hiatt, Chris Yozzo and Chris Riehn have moved up to senior media planners and Ross Gandy has advanced to junior media planner. The Atlanta agency has signed Melissa Baker as vice president and media planning director, Smita Arwari as media supervisor, Marissa Joyce as assistant media planner and Kim Dynan as assistant media planner and buyer.
Bates Worldwide/141 Communicator in Atlanta has appointed Barbara Wiener vice president of public relations for Bates Travel & Tourism and Bob Lawrence executive vice president and director of client services.
Amanda Teal has joined The Hauser Group in Atlanta as account coordinator.
In Atlanta, Crawford Communications has promoted Sonya Dennis to public relations coordinator.
Fuse Inc. has recruited Kate Bishop as technology design manager. Copywriter and editor Jennifer Larson Sawin has advanced to message development manager at the Atlanta brand identity firm.
Mastermind Marketing in Atlanta has added Jennifer Ingram as account executive and Katie Riddle and Michelle Trout as account coordinators.
Infinitee in Atlanta has hired Brooke Romanowski as account coordinator.
Phil Mimaki has joined Boone/Oakley in Charlotte as art director. Previously, Mimaki was a designer at Goldberg Moser O’Neill in San Francisco.
Richard French & Associates in Raleigh has named Julie Hans account executive. Previously, Hans was deputy press secretary for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in Washington, D.C.
Wray Ward Laseter Public Relations Group has added Don DeVore as senior writer, Jason Carey as copywriter and Jenny Szany as senior account manager. The Charlotte agency has promoted Tracy Hamm and Jennifer Gullette to senior public relations account managers.
Shannon Bopp has joined The Barber Agency as account executive. Bopp comes to the Greenville shop from BBDO South in Atlanta. Matthew Hensley has become public relations coordinator.
In Raleigh, Sinclair & Co. Advertising & Marketing has promoted Emily Almasy to manager of account services and named Kimberly Housman junior account executive.
Curt Westlake has joined Goldwood Crossing International in Greenville as senior vice president of marketing.
In Columbia, The Gillespie Agency has added art director Courtney Morgan.
Tom Sloan and Ted Pate have progressed to senior art director and art director, respectively, at Henderson Advertising in Greenville.
Image III in Nashville has recruited Evelyn Warren from Ryan Partnership in Dallas as director of marketing, Hamp Morrison from The Maryland Group as senior account executive and Tony Richardson from Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence as production artist.
In Franklin, Alcott Routon has hired David Hadaway as director of data products and Courtnay Hamachek as account executive for its financial services group.
Archer/Malmo in Memphis has elevated Shon Lawson to public relations account coordinator. A/M executive vice president and creative director Gary Backaus has been named to the board of directors of the Memphis Advertising Federation. Two new hires are public relations account coordinator Milly Okeon and public relations assistant Lauren Tate.
Bohan Carden & Cherry has promoted John Sharpe to executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Kerry Oliver to senior vice president and creative director, Kevin Hinson to vice president and associate creative director and Gayle Fuson to vice president of finance. The Nashville agency has installed Stephen Carr as senior account supervisor and Darrell Solomon as senior copywriter.
Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens in Arlington has welcomed Robert Remy as account executive.